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ABOUT US

The Growing Home is an educational center, model of sustainable living, and urban farm located in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles. We seek to inspire others to re-think, re-imagine, and re-generate the suburban landscape to build a green & sustainable future. In working towards this goal, we hold classes & workshops, host community events, and offer consulting services.
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THE GROWING CLUB

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Interested in learning how to Grow Food? The Growing Club is our community & social learning club that works to connect people in our community together through social events, learning, sharing, and exchange. Every month The Growing Club hosts several events centered around a theme. All of our events are open to the general public, and Growing Club members receive discounted admission to all events.  If you are interested in becoming a member, head over to The Growing Club website.


February Theme: SEEDS OF HOPE


SEEDS OF ABUNDANCE”
Saving Seed as a Community

Saturday, February 28th @ 3pm

Seeds were once saved by farmers and communities, revered for their offers of fertility and abundance. Today, seeds are hybridized, genetically modified, and commodified for the benefit of corporations and convenience. In the last decade, communities across the nation have been reclaiming their seed heritage by collectig and saving seeds. Organizations such as Seed Savers Exchange, Native Seed/SEARCH, and a coalition of public “Seed Libraries” have been helping communities identify and multiply seeds that are locally adapted, nutrition, resilient, and delicious!

This month, our Guest Speaker David King, founder of the Seed Library of Los Angeles, will talk all about his organizations efforts to restore Seed Sovereignity to Los Angeles and bring back local, community seed and how we all can make a difference by saving seeds in our own gardens and urban farms.

MONTHLY FREE CLASS

PREPARING FOR SPRING
Tuesday, March 10 @ 6pm
Preparing planting mix and pots. How to start seeds and propagate from cuttings. What to plant for summer.

MONTHLY WORKSHOP

DRIP IRRIGATION MADE EASY 
Saturday, March 14 @ 10am
What is drip irrigation and how do you use it? How to design and install a drip system. Setting automated timers.

NATURAL FOOD GARDENING
Thursday, March 19 @ 5pm
A FREE Class for beginning and advanced gardeners looking to take a more ecological approach to growing food.


NEXT MONTH’S THEME: 
SPRING FEVER
Preparing for Abundance

SARVODAYA FARMS

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Sarvodaya Farms is our Community and Educational Farm based in Pomona, CA. At this farm, we hope to demonstrate how
forgotten urban lots can be quickly turned into forests of healthy, nourishing food while also diverting urban waste, restoring groundwater resources, and educating communities about sustainable & healthy living.

Sarvodaya Farms currently offers U-Pick Farm Stand Days and Educational Farm Tours. For more info, please see the
Sarvodaya Farms website.

     

CONSULTATIONS

Looking for help to start or enhance your own garden at home, restaurant, or place of business? We can help.  Please see our website drorganicgardener.com for more info on consultations.

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HERBAL PRODUCTS

We offer a variety of herbal products & seasonal dried fruits through our online Etsy store.  See whats available and load up on some local, organic goodies.

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